10/08/2008 - Florida National Tournament - 2008 Raper showed solid receiving and blocking skills behind the plate, along with good presence and feel for handling pitchers. He can work to improve his throwing - footwork, exchange and arm strength all have room to develop further. At the plate, he showed good speed and life in his stroke - giving him power potential when considered along with his strong frame. He can work to shorten his stroke, and on using his lower half better to help flatten his path out. Overall, he showed good intangibles and has solid offensive potential. As his throwing comes around, his stock will rise.